Franklin Park cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexFranklin ParkNew JerseyNational
Cost of living index124131100
IndexFranklin ParkNew JerseyNational
Goods & Services index112118100
Groceries index110116100
Health care index113111100
Housing index159166100
Transportation index111118100
Utilities index97110100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Franklin Park, NJ is displayed above. In Franklin Park, NJ, the overall cost of living index is 124, which is 5% lower than the New Jersey average and 24% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Franklin Park, NJ, the city's goods and services are 5% lower than the New Jersey average and 12% higher than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Franklin Park is 5% lower than the New Jersey average.
  • The cost of living in Franklin Park is 24% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Franklin Park is 59% higher than the national average.
  • New Jersey general sales tax is 37% higher than the national average.
  • New Jersey state income tax is 37% lower than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$95,802$7,984$2,235$2,874
Renters$79,509$6,626$1,855$2,386
The affordability of the housing market in Franklin Park, NJ as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Franklin Park, NJ homeowners, the median income is $95,802. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $2,235 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $79,509. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $1,855 used for their rent related monthly costs.

New Jersey Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
New Jersey7%7%

New Jersey Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
New Jersey1.4%8.97%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Franklin Park, NJ is the New Jersey sales tax and New Jersey income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The New Jersey sales tax rate is 7% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 7%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The New Jersey income tax rates range from 1.4% to 8.97%.

Goods & Services

ItemFranklin ParkNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.00$14.5923.3%
Beauty Salon $32.75$34.685.6%
Toothpaste $1.99$2.4719.5%
Shampoo $1.08$1.025.7%
Movie $11.70$9.8718.6%
Bowling $4.72$4.397.5%

Groceries

ItemFranklin ParkNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.44$4.480.8%
Fried Chicken $1.97$1.4634.6%
Milk $2.57$2.369.1%
Potatoes $3.39$3.0610.7%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $8.79$8.631.8%

Health Care

ItemFranklin ParkNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $102.25$99.782.5%
Doctor $86.25$105.0317.9%
Dentist $119.50$88.7034.7%
Ibuprofen $10.32$9.419.6%
Lipitor $351.24$298.5017.7%

Housing

ItemFranklin ParkNational avg.Difference
Home Price $265,500.00$175,700.0051.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,607.16$1,081.0348.7%
Apartment Rent $1,630.00$920.0077.2%

Transportation

ItemFranklin ParkNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.17$2.093.7%
Tire Balancing $58.80$45.2929.8%

Utilities

ItemFranklin ParkNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$155.83$170.808.8%
Phone $29.75$28.265.3%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Zarephath, NJ01099%
Rossmoor, NJ2,81498-2%
Clearbrook Park, NJ2,48911111%
Concordia, NJ3,09211111%
Roselle, NJ21,34811414%
Franklin Park, NJ14,81512424%

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Alexander City, AL14,81589-11%
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Whitewater, WI14,80198-2%
Corinth, MS14,79778-22%
Franklin Park, NJ14,81512424%
Source: The Franklin Park, NJ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.